The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)

Starring: Otis Redding & Jimi Hendrix Director: D.A. Pennebaker
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1967
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: The outtake performances: Two hours of performances not included in Monterey Pop, from the association, Big Brother and the Holding company, the Blues project, the Byrds, Country Joe and the Fish, the Electric Flag, Jefferson Airplane, Al Kooper, the Mamas and the Papas, Laura Nyro, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Simon and Garfunkel, Tiny Tim, and the Who
    • Audio commentaries by Pennebaker and festival producer Lou Adler, and music critics and historians Charles Shaar Murray and Peter Guralnick
    • Video interviews with Adler and Pennebaker, Pete Townshend, and Phil Walden, Otis Redding's manager from 1959 to 1967
    • Audio interviews with festival producer John Phillips, festival publicist Derek Taylor, and performers Cass Elliot and David Crosby
    • Photo-essay by photographer Elaine Mayes
    • Original theatrical trailers and radio spots
    • Monterey Pop festival scrapbook
    • Plus: Booklets featuring essays by critics Michael Lydon, Barney Hoskyns, Armond White and David Fricke
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 11/27/2003
"...The real star here is the audience, and the camera lingers lovingly over the tribe of golden flower children..."

Product Description:

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967 at the height of the so-called "summer of love," the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward - capturing a decade's spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast including Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and the Papas, The Who, The Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic verite style, D.A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing those moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar; Jimi Hendrix burning his. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive document of The Monterey International Pop Festival ever produced, featuring all three films of the festival - "Monterey Pop" (1967, 80min.), "Jimi Plays Monterey" (1986, 50min.) and "Shake! Otis At Monterey" (1987, 18min.) - along with nearly every complete performance filmed by Pennebaker and his crew, the "Outtakes" (1997, 120min.).

Product Description:

On a beautiful June weekend in 1967 at the height of the so-called "summer of love," the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward - capturing a decade's spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would launch the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast including Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and the Papas, The Who, The Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic verite style, D.A. Pennebaker captured it all, immortalizing those moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar; Jimi Hendrix burning his. The Criterion Collection is proud to present the most comprehensive document of The Monterey International Pop Festival ever produced, featuring all three films of the festival - "Monterey Pop" (1967, 80min.), "Jimi Plays Monterey" (1986, 50min.) and "Shake! Otis At Monterey" (1987, 18min.) - along with nearly every complete performance filmed by Pennebaker and his crew, the "Outtakes" (1997, 120min.).

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Interviews | Live Performances | Music (General) | Pop / Rock | Rock | Rock And Roll | Rock Concerts | Rock Documentaries | Rock Music | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • The Monterey International Pop Festival took place over three days, June 16 to June 18, 1967, and drew 50,000 people. Tickets for Monterey ranged in price from $3.50 to $6.
  • Performers who appeared at the festival (but not necessarily in the film MONTEREY POP): Big Brother and the Holding Company, Otis Redding, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, The Grateful Dead, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, The Association, The Electric Flag, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Canned Heat, The Blues Project, Laura Nyro, Hugh Masekela, Buffalo Springfield, Country Joe and the Fish, Booker T. and the MG's, The Mamas and the Papas, Quicksilver Messenger Serivce, The Mar-Keys, Lou Rawls, Eric Burdon & the Animals, and Ravi Shankar.
  • MONTEREY POP was screened at the 1968 Venice Film Festival.
  • Monkee member Mickey Dolenz and Mama Cass Elliot can be glimpsed in the audience during the climactic Ravi Shankar sitar number of MONTEREY POP.

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  • Sales Rank: 101,687
  • UPC: 715515050012
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